Tag Archive for 'internet'

Netflix: Your parental controls break everything

Normally I’m an email kind of guy and if a site takes so many precautions to not publish any possible way to contact them except via phone, I’d just bag it altogether and choose an alternative. I actually took the time to call Netflix though. Their streaming service is pretty much unusable for us. I’ve […]

Do we really need super-fast broadband?

Wouldn’t it be nice to download your favorite music track in just 11 seconds? Or a 60 minute TV show in just 1 minute 2 seconds? How about a High definition movie in just over 14 minutes? Is this ever possible? With 50Mb broadband, it is. Virgin Media currently has a 50Mb service that lets […]

A Few Cool Ways To Use RSS Feeds

So what is all this RSS hype? I’ve known about RSS feeds, what they are for, and how to use them for quite a while. It’s not like they are new or anything! It wasn’t until recently that I started to actually use them though. I didn’t know what I was missing. RSS stands for […]

Programming a client for the WHOIS protocol

I have a little task that involves programmatically determining whether DNS servers are set correctly for a domain. Since this project is written in Python, I first set out to see if there were any “whois” clients already available for Python. I eventually found rwhois.py, which is a whois client with recursive ability. I noticed […]

Permalinks

I’ve played around quite a bit with link structure for various sites I’ve programmed. I’ve found that Google will index your pages whether they have a parameterized URLs: http://somesite.example?param1=this&param2=that or parameterized Paths (Permalinks): http://somesite.example/this/that I think, however, that in general, search engines like the path portion of the URL better than they like than the […]



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